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Baker targets spending in inaugural speech

Sounding themes of fiscal restraint and government reform, Gov. Charlie Baker pledged to tackle some of the state’s more intractable problems — homelessness, educational disparities and opiate addiction — during his inaugural address last week.

Search for school superintendent nearing home stretch

At a public forum held this week by the Superintendent Search Committee, attendees learned that some 70 people have applied for the Boston job, filled by interim Superintendent John McDonough since Carol R. Johnson’s retirement in 2013. Forum moderator Bob ...

The BASE holds the 2nd Annual U. Dream College Fair on Saturday, January 17th

The BASE holds the 2nd Annual U. Dream College Fair on Saturday, January 17th with Governor Baker as keynote speaker. Gov. Baker has been a long time supporter of The Base and its mission.

Baker sworn in as governor

Governor Charlie Baker pledged to close a state budget deficit, rein in state spending, expand charter schools and contain health care costs in his inaugural speech.

In the News: Francisco Urena

The Baker-Polito administration announced Francisco Urena will serve as Secretary for Veterans’ Services.

Roxbury elementary students raise funds for orphans

After a month-long pursuit of raising money for breast cancer back in October, David A. Ellis elementary school students dedicated the month of December to Ricebowls, an organization that helps feed orphan children.

Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center to offer more affordable membership pricing for new year

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center today announced a bold new initiative to make membership more affordable to improve wellness in the Upham’s-Dudley community as 2015 begins.

Entrepreneur finds her niche recruiting tech sector talent

Entrepreneur Melissa James started her own recruitment company to help diversify the field by connecting underrepresented technical talent with software and IT companies.

Deval Patrick’s ‘together we can’ mantra led to substantial legislative record

Gov. Deval Patrick secured his place in Massachusetts history with a resounding victory over Republican candidate Kerry Healey in the 2006 gubernatorial campaign, running on the theme, “together we can.” Over the next eight years, the state’s first black governor ...

Affordable Care Act open enrollment: What does it all mean?

Now is the time to make sure you have health insurance for 2015. Thousands of people who live in Massachusetts are covered by state health insurance programs that are ending. MassHealth and the Health Connector have been mailing information to ...

Angel’s jumpstart to job success: Earning college credits, while still in high school

Angel Garcia built a pathway to earn an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Management from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. Today, he works full-time for the City of Boston, maintaining its fleet of vehicles ...

City of Boston files legal action against Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that the City of Boston has filed a civil complaint against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in connection with the Commission’s award of a Category 1 gaming license to Wynn for the development of a resort-casino ...

Activists say receipts would hold police accountable

Members of the Massachusetts Legislative Black and Latino Caucus are considering filing legislation that would require police to make data on stops public and issue receipts to pedestrians stopped.

Bike entrepreneur, partners propose Dorchester bike shop/cafe

A long-abandoned former public bath house near Uphams Corner available for redevelopment has sparked the interest of four proposers, among them Dorchester native and self-styled bicycle repair entrepreneur Noah Hicks.

Massachusetts mourns loss of Sen. Brooke

Massachusetts officials comment on Sen. Edward Brooke’s passing